Express Entry

Express Entry is an online system that we use to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers.

  • Find out if you’re eligible
  • Get your documents ready
  • Submit your profile
  • Receive an invitation and apply for permanent residence

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

  • You apply to the province or territory for nomination under a non-Express Entry stream
  • You need to meet the eligibility requirements of the province that nominates you.
  • Once you have been nominated, you submit a paper application for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
  • You have to pass a medical exam and get a police check (certificate)
  • Application processing times are longer than through Express Entry.